It was so Cold, my Oil Froze!

Fr. Joel Priesthood

Last week I was called out to the hospital to anoint a sick person. He had become suddenly ill at home and was rushed to the hospital. The family was shocked and upset when I met them in the ICU. “Father, can you anoint him please?” We went in together.I have nifty kit I use for anointing of the sick. …

White and Drifting Snow

Fr. Joel Life on Planet Earth

Fr. Joel Last winter was, well, very wintery. Having recently spent time in Italy, I would often walk outside in only a sweater or vest, only to have to turn around and put on a heavy coat. I decided this winter, I would be prepared. The first thing I had to deal with was tires that were nearly bald. I …

Fr. Joel’s homily for Jan. 1

Fr. Joel Homilies

I couldn’t record my homily today, so I typed it instead. I hope you enjoy reading. Christmas, the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. Happy New Year!In many Asian cultures, it is very important to start the new year off right. The children try to treat elders with the utmost respect and be as good as possible on this …